It’s Sunday! Omg time passes so fast 😪 wanted to Dayre but was too tired by bedtime to do so. Lemme try to do some catch up today!
This weekend’s work out!
Woohoo I shaved 27 seconds off my previous timing!
Documenting our progress:
27 Jan // 8m 40s // 6m 36s
31 Jan // 9m 45s // 6m 31s
3 Feb // 9m 17s // 6m 03s
Static workouts and conditioning exercises. 💪🏻 told the hubs I wanna get abs hahaha. 😅 easier said than done. First I must shed off all the fats.
Or maybe just a simpler goal – do 1 pull up. That was my goal for 2017 but I didn’t track it, hence no improvement. 😕
Rewarded ourselves with prata! Yum yum.
When the hubs requested for banana pancakes, I make banana pancakes. 🥞
Can you tell I am trying to make a ❤️ heart shape? Lol. I bought an egg mould in heart shape so I thought I’d use it for pancakes too.
I wanted a plain ol’ circle mould but they didn’t have it. And the only reason why I bought was because its in grey colour! 🙌🏻
We also tried to replicate Kor’s coffee! 😉 I basically heated up some milk and frothed it using my Braun hand blender. It works!!
A bit too much work for a cup of coffee. Hahaha.
But weekends okay lah. Spend time with the hubby in the kitchen making breakfast together. Such is #marriedlife.
Doing bits of spring cleaning this weekend.
Thankful the hubby takes initiative to clean without me asking. 🙆🏻 he climbed up to all the high places and wiped all the dust away.
Like on top of our wardrobe, fridge, behind the WM, AF, BM, etc.
Times like this I’m happy we’re living in a tiny apartment. 😅
Mopped the house and wiped the edges above the skirting.
SO MUCH DUST. 😱
I have to admit I was a very lazy wifey. All I have done to maintain the house is laundry, change the dustbin liners, and clean both toilets. I space out the tasks so I don’t tire myself to death. But I already think it’s tiring leh!
I never used to clean the floors cos I thought Robbie was good enough.
Now I mop the floor every weekend and I see so much trapped dust at areas which Robbie can’t access.
Salute to all the housewives. 👏🏻
My MIL asked if we washed our curtains. 🙈 nope haven’t washed in more than a year. Maybe next week! This week is bedsheets first.
This week I trialled 2 dishes cos I wanna make them for reunion dinner. 😁 I’m so excited to cook for my family!
Recipe: rolled oats prawns
Supposedly healthier version of cereal prawns haha.
12 pieces prawns (medium size)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 egg whites from an egg
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, for pan fry
About 1/4 cup oat flour, for coating (blend from 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats till fine)**
1/2 cup rolled oats
**I was lazy and replaced this with plain flour. 😅
For the “sauce”:
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 salted egg yolk, diced
3 stalks curry leaves
1 big red chili, sliced diagonally
1 tsp sugar
Recipe adapted from vivianpangkitchen!
I reduced the portion a bit cos I was only cooking for 2 – and this is just a trial version. Wanted to see if the taste can make it.
1) Prep the prawns. Remove heads and shells leaving the tail intact. Devein prawns. Marinate prawns with salt, pepper and egg whites for about 10 minutes.
**Again, I’m lazy so I use frozen peeled prawns. 😛
2) Put 1/2 cup rolled oats inside wok. Without adding any oil, pan fry the oats till fragrant and lightly brown. Dish out and set aside.
3) Heat up wok, add in vegetable oil. Dust marinated prawns with oat flour. Arrange in hot wok and cook till golden brown. Dish out and set aside.
Hmm, I think next time I shall coat with flour + egg + bread crumbs to make it crispier.
This one turned out okay but not as crispy as I would like.
4) Without washing the wok, melt butter and vegetable oil in wok.
5) Add in diced salted yolks and stir-fry on medium heat.
6) Once the yolk and butter mixture starts bubbling, add in curry leaves, sliced chilies, sugar and toasted rolled oats. Quickly stir-fry for few seconds till rolled oats are well coated, feel light and crispy.
7) Toss in cooked prawns. Mix well and serve.
I made a mistake of adding too much butter / oil. I forgot that I reduced the amount of rolled oats. So the oats ended up too “wet”. You can see it glistening with oil in the picture haha.
But it was a good first attempt!!
Taste was there 👌🏻
Things to improve on:
– Make the prawns more crispy
– Add less butter / oil
– Add more rolled oats
Spinach and shiitake mushrooms stir fry
Because I had leftover egg whites from the salted egg yolk that I used to make the above dish, and half an egg, decided to make this simple dish.
The Chinese restaurants give a fancy name and charge a lot. 😒 mine is not there yet but I shall Google for recipes and try.
I didn’t follow any recipe for this dish cos it was a last minute mix and match decision. Initially wanted to cook with oyster sauce instead.
Couple cloves of garlic
Some spinach (puay leng)
Some shiitake mushrooms
Some dried anchovies, rinsed and soaked
Salted egg white, diced
In a heated pan, add oil. Fry garlic until aromatic.
Add mushrooms and fry until semi-cooked. Add spinach.
I think it should be another kind of spinach but nvm lah since I have this type in the fridge.
Add anchovies and soaking water.
Add salted egg white.
Add beaten egg. Stir to mix everything together. Serve!
**If you have any recipes / better ways to cook this pls lemme know! ☺️ I just agar everything.
Thankfully it turned out okay! 👌🏻
Heated up some frozen ABC soup too. Hubs said this taste better overnight. 🤔 maybe because it’s been boiled twice?
Time to bag my bread-making ingredients again!
Finally tried this Choco Loco from Hook Coffee!
We received it during Christmas. I wanted to subscribe since hubs loves coffee but idk if it’s worth the price. Now that we tried it, idk if I like it. Hubs said it tastes like Nescafe hahaha.
We’re not coffee connoisseurs so don’t take our word for it. 😚 I read lots of raves online!
Played with watercolour this weekend!! 😁